March 6, 2009

2004 – Peggy DeCastro of the DeCastro Sisters dies of lung cancer at the age of 82.

2000 – Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Lovin’ Spoonful and the Moonglows are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton is the first musician to be inducted three times: first with the Yardbirds in 1992; second with Cream in 1993; and as a solo artist in 2000.

1998 – Oasis’ Liam Gallagher is charged with assault in an Australian court after allegedly head-butting a fan and breaking the fan’s nose. Gallagher pleads not guilty.

1993 – Whitney Houston’s single “I Will Always Love You” reaches its 14th week at No. 1, a new record at the time.

1977 – Rapper Bubba Sparxxx (Warren Anderson Mathis) is born in LaGrange, Ga.

1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen),” Barbra Streisand. The song wins the only Oscar for the film starring Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. It also wins a Grammy as Song of the Year and Streisand wins as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

1971 – Singer Betty Boo (Alison Moira Clarkson) is born in London.

1970 – Charles Manson’s album, “Lie: The Love & Terror Cult,” is released during preparations for Manson’s murder trial in Los Angeles.

1959 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Venus,” Frankie Avalon.

1947 – Singer Kiki Dee (Pauline Matthews) is born in Yorkshire, England.

1946 – David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is born in Cambridge, England.

1945 – Hugh Grundy of the Zombies is born in Hampshire, England.

1944 – Mary Wilson of the Supremes is born in Greenville, Miss.